'Purpose Before Profit': REI To Close On Black FridayIt's a go-to spot for outdoorsy types to gear up. And for the second year in a row, REI is telling its shoppers to take a hike.
News Click: MOA Will Close On Thanksgiving
Mall Of America To Close On ThanksgivingFor the past few years, American retailers have been engaging in what some call the "Christmas Creep." More and more stores and malls have been opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day.
Post-Holiday Shoppers Digging Into Big DealsFor Joselyn Rowe and Sarah Hudson, post-holiday sales are every bit the tradition as shopping on Black Friday.
Record Number Of Firearm Background Checks Performed On Black FridayThe FBI ran more than 185,000 background checks on Black Friday for people looking to purchase guns from licensed dealers. That's 5 percent more than last year.
Good Question: Why Do We Like To Buy Stuff?Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation reports the average shopper spent about $300. Three-quarters of that total went towards gifts for others, but a big chunk of the spending went towards ourselves.
Good Questions: Black Friday, Margin Of Error & Sleep-Falling Out Of BedEvery Friday, Good Question takes a look at some of the questions WCCO's viewers have been asking. This week we're looking at Black Friday, margin of error, and falling out of the bed while sleeping.
State Parks Give Free Admission On Black FridayWhile many Minnesotans spent Black Friday shopping for bargains, state parks were also packed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources waived fees to enter all 75 state parks.
Shop Local Pop-Up Comes To MOA Just In Time For Black FridayMall of America debuted a new concept on this Black Friday called "Shop Local." It's a holiday pop-up shop supporting small, local businesses.
Unity Church's Black Friday Service Benefits BLMFor eight years, Unity Church in St. Paul has had a Black Friday service. Friday morning, that service was titled "The Cost of Justice."
Beer Lovers Line Up In South Mpls. For Goose Island's World-Renowned StoutWe're used to seeing Black Friday shoppers in long lines outside stores and at malls, but you don't often see lines like this to buy a beer!
Amidst Black Friday Frenzy, Workers Rally For Better Pay & Benefits In Mpls.Workers in Minneapolis are using Black Friday to rally for better pay and benefits. Supporters gathered outside the downtown Macy's Friday morning speaking out for better conditions for working families.

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